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10 Most Spoken Languages In The World


Language is one of the most precise ways that humans have developed to communicate with each other. And different cultures have created different ways of expressing the same things through different sounds. There are more than 7000 languages spoken in the world today. In this ClipBook you will find out which are the 10 most spoken languages in the world. Each clip will link to a page with some phrases in that language as an introduction to that language. The languages are listed in ascending order, starting from the 10th most spoken language to the most spoken language. Read through the ClipBook to find out which language is spoken by the most speakers in the world.


10. Punjabi

Punjabi is primarily concentrated in the states of Punjab in Pakistan and India. It is usually written in Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi scripts, and this use of two or more scripts for one language is a relatively rare occurrence and is known as Synchron...

9. Japanese

Japanese is known as ‘Nihongo’ in Japanese and is primarily spoken in Japan. The script used for Japanese today is a mix of Chinese script, which is known as ‘kanji’ and other elements of traditional Japanese writing known as ‘kana’. It is one of ...

8. Russian

Russian is a part of the Slavic language family and is the native language of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and other states formed from the dissolving of the soviet union. It is written in the Cyrillic script.

7. Bengali

Bengali is also known as Bangla, and is spoken in Bangladesh and India. It is usually written in the eastern nigari script.

6. Portuguese

Portuguese is spoken in Portugal, Brazil, and other countries with a high population of Portuguese people. It is written in the Latin alphabet system.

5. Arabic

Arabic is native to the countries which are a part of the Arab League. It has been written in many scripts, though the standard form is written in the Arabic Alphabet.

4. Hindi-Urdu

Hindi and Urdu can be defined as two dialects of the same language and stem from the language historically called ‘Hindustani’, which is native to India and Pakistan.

3. English

English is a Germanic language which is currently a global lingua franca and is written in the Latin script. As this ClipBook (and most of this Website) is in English, you probably have quite a bit of knowledge about it already.

2. Spanish

Spanish, also known as español and castellano, is a romance language, which is spoken as the primary language in 20 countries.

1. Chinese

Chinese is spoken in China and is written in standardised Chinese characters. It comprises 7 to 13 groups of regional variations. Whether these variations should be categorised as dialects or different languages part of the same language family is...

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